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RESUME Brendan Sigvardsson Cooney +46 76 5557466

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Architectural technology graduate with strong conceptual and schematic design skills seeking to make a value-added contribution through hard work, dedication, and a commitment to continuous learning.

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Education

• City University of New York (CUNY)

2015 New York City College of Technology Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Technology GPA: 3.5 (Magna Cum Laude)

Skills

• Digital:

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Autodesk Revit Autodesk AutoCad Autodesk 3D Studio Max The Adobe Suite

∠ Hand drafting ∠ Model building

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McNeel Rhinoceros 3D Archicad Google SketchUp Microsoft Office

∠ Sketching ∠ Painting

• WC2 Symposium

• The Gold Award of Excellence,

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The Society of American Registered Architects design competition student entry. • Award of Merit in Architectural Technology,

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New York City College of Technology • Published Academic Design Work:

∠ New York City College of Technology - TECHNE ∠ Pratt Institute - InProcess 14

2013 – 2014 2008

08/2015

Student Architectural Designer chosen from a highly competitive selection process to participate in an international academic conference aimed at addressing challenges faced by global universities. Collaborated in a group effort to develop concepts and solutions in eco-campus design for the City University of London. ∠ The WC2 Symposium is an education program, which allows staff and students from across the global network to gain new insights and build crossUniversity links for educational programs, professional development and collaborative research. • CUNY Service Corps

Brooklyn, NY

2013 – 2014

Service Corps Member placed at New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation. ∠ Chosen from a university wide interview process as an academic cohort to the inaugural City University of New York service initiative, serving community organizations and government agencies. (placement: NYCEEC) • NYC Energy Efficiency

Awards + Honors

London, England

Manhattan, NY

Corporation (NYSEEC)

2013 – 2014

Academic Intern for a non-profit organization providing financial solutions and technical expertise to NYC building owners and housing developers with the intent of retrofitting existing energy systems in buildings throughout the NYC area with cleaner, greener and more affordable building systems. ∠ Assisted in preliminary financial and technical feasibility research for potential projects. ∠ Gained foundational knowledge of energy conversion practices, alternative fuel sources and innovative eco-strategies. • Urban Studio Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

Summer 2007

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Experience

• Milev Architects

Brooklyn, NY

08/2015 – 12/2015

Architectural Designer tasked with assisting in a collaborative effort to design, develop and present a new building for the Varna Regional Library in Bulgaria. The competition brief was developed by The Municipality of Varna and the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria. ∠ Team members: o Lead Arechitect - Vesselin Milev o Achitectural Designer - Brendan Sigvardsson Cooney o Margarita Mileva o Lighting - Bernardo Zavattini

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Student Architectural Designer selected for a community oriented architectural design/build program established by the non-profit organization, Habana Works, Inc. ∠ Chosen as one of nine student team members tasked with designing and constructing a rainwater harvesting system. The system was developed to supplement water reserves in flushing toilets, cooling kitchen equipment and watering plants for Brooklyn's first solar powered restaurant, The Habana Outpost.


STATEMENT OF INTENT My decision to pursue architecture academically began as a compromise between my creative ideality and core levelheadedness; I understood it to be something that would provide both a creative outlet and a practical means to a decent living. At the start of my undergraduate education I quickly discovered I had little prior knowledge to the extent of the ever-expanding and wide-ranging knowledge base required of an architect. However, by quickly learning to embrace this pursuit of knowledge I came to uncover my true passions in life. In the end this allowed me to gather the much needed motivation to continue on the path best suited to my personality and interests. Recently I’ve taken an exciting step in life, not only will I start along a new path in my professional career and education, but I will do so in a new country. This endeavor is probably just as terrifying to me as it is exciting, but it is in my nature to explore all opportunities ahead of me, and embrace the world for all it has to offer. I am a Native New Yorker, and will move to Sweden to reunite with my family. Once settled, I aim to continue my education by pursuing a master’s degree in Architecture. Congruent with this I hope to acquire practical experience with the intent of furthering my familiarity with the various specializations and niches that exist within the profession.

environment, and vice versa; by the same token, buildings that comprise the modern urban environment may bear an immense effect on the people that experience them in a multitude of ways. Within the individual, these various effects may be perceived on both conscious and subconscious levels. At a grand scale, these effects have the capacity to greatly impact the physical, psychological and sociological wellbeing of entire populations. It is my belief that this basic principle is indicative of the tremendous responsibility that comes with the task of architectural design. With a thoughtful awareness to this notion it is possible to produce successful spaces which collectively amount to sustainable environments that foster positive experiences and interactions for generations to come. As a recent graduate I am eager to apply the theoretical and practical knowledge base I have already attained towards future professional experiences and relationships. Through new opportunities I hope to become more attune with my strengths but also familiarize with and constructively address weaknesses. It is my aim to serve as a valuable asset to the collective with an elevated standard of professionalism and thoughtfulness in all future professional and academic pursuits.

Currently, my interest in architecture is fostered in the altruistic concepts present at the core of good design. It is commonly understood that architecture holds immense potential for enhancing the lives of those who experience it. The culture of a people and place can be strongly reflected in the architecture of the encompassing built

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Industry City Exposition Pavilion - Pg. 10

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Industry City Live + Work Housing - Pg. 18 36th St. Brooklyn, NY The Jay Street Health Club - Pg. 30 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY

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The Whitman Poetry House - Pg. 40

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Museum of the Natural Sciences - Pg. 46 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY The Center for Inventive Discovery - Pg. 54

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INDUSTRY CITY Industry City is on the cusp of a rebirth as a dynamic 21st Century innovation and manufacturing community, one that balances existing manufacturing tenants with those centered on creative and innovation economy fields. Congruent with this rebirth is the proposed development plan as out lined in this project.

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Once known as Bush Terminal this was site to the largest mixed use industrial complex in The United States. Located on the waterfront of the Sunset Park community in Brooklyn the historic warehouses of Industry City were originally built as a shipping, warehousing, and manufacturing complex. Currently the complex is undergoing renovations to modernize and repurpose the existing buildings whilst maintaining the industrial heritage of the project for future generations of artisans, craftsmen, and small businesses.

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01 INDUSTRY CITY EXPOSITION PAVILION Rendering of the pavilion entry at ground level facing west towards New York Harbor and the Manhattan Skyline.

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CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT EXPOSITION PAVILION An Exposition Pavilion will provide a location for unveiling the exciting multi-format works produced by the creative and innovative minds at Industry City.

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE The pedestrian bridge will provide artists workers and visitors of Industry City with a direct link to the proposed Industry City park as well as provide engaging outdoor activities and stunning views of New York Harbor.

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CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT EXPOSITION PAVILION The diagrams on this page communicate the logic behind the massing of the exposition pavilion. The building is comprised of four volumes each oriented towards one of four important islands in and around New York Harbor, each lies in close visible proximity to the project site: Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Governors Island and Manhattan Island.

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CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

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LIVE + WORK HOUSING This diagram shows through a process of elimination the development of the building massing. A series of strategic punctures and rotations of the maximum building envelope maximize the amount of natural light exposure, open air spaces and views of New York Harbor for residents of the housing complex. The study shows shadow conditions on site with the sun positioned at 1300hrs on the vernal equinox.

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03 THE JAY STREET HEALTH CLUB

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THE JAY STREET HEALTH CLUB The Jay St. Health Club is designed to accentuate the sociological circumstances that cause a unique healthful culture to thrive in the gym environment. It is said that Health clubs are an excellent source for developing social capital and due to the eclectic array of unique individuals that come to occupy the space, individuals may easily develop links to networks outside their own.

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04 THE WHITMAN POETRY HOUSE

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Named for the poet Walt Whitman, who while in his early life lived and worked in Brooklyn, the Poetry House will serve as a cultural and creative epicenter for the surrounding communities. With a function focused toward the written word It will serve as a book store, cafĂŠ/ bar and performance space catering to writers, musicians, and anyone interested in the written word. The Poetry House will draw creatives from the surrounding neighborhoods, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Fort Greene etc.

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THE WHITMAN POETRY HOUSE During the design process one main challenge was posed by the awkward dimensions of the acute triangular project site. In order to apportion the necessary program area the massing extends outward from the site boundary on the second level and is oriented in the direction of the adjacent Brooklyn Borough Hall building, this variance allows for the necessary square footage on the second story which houses a bar and terraced seating for reading area and stage.

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05 MUSEUM OF THE NATURAL SCIENCES This rendering illustrates the conditions of the project site. Posing several design challenges, the project site is precariously split by the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.

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THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCES This Museum serves as an epicenter for education and exhibition of the most profound historical and current intellectual breakthroughs and technological advancements in all fields relating to the natural sciences: astronomy, biology, chemistry, Earth sciences and physics. The main exhibition hall will feature a permanent exhibit detailing the rich geological history of the museums home and most immediate surroundings: Brooklyn, New York.

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08 HAND DRAFTING The following projects were exercises in the precise documentation of existing space. The process was not only aimed at developing ones skill of the hand but also ones sensory perception to the otherwise overlooked minute details and nuances of the built environment.

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09 ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATION This series of pen and ink illustrations done over the course of several months examines the detail and composition of some of the most well planned, iconic and grandiose works of architecture in New York City in congruence with the easily overlooked and under appreciated commonplace details as observed from the perspective of the hurried New York City pedestrian.

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Architectural design portfolio  

Portfolio of work completed while in pursuit of my undergraduate degree at the City University of New York.